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At the Bend of a River
The Trustees of the British Museum
Richard Wilson (1713/14-1782)
At the Bend of a River
c.1752-54 (undated)
Black chalk with pen and brown ink, touched with white, on blue-green paper
202 x 270 mm
8 x 10 5/8 in
A river curves round to the right, framed by two trees in the foreground and another at the left. On the nearer bank a man is sketching, with woods and a monument or tabernacle on a promontory beyond. Further off are a round tower and distant hills.
Donated by John Deffett Francis, 1881
Unsigned; no inscription
Overdrawn in pen and ink
Verso invisible - laid down
Binyon 17
Stained at upper left corner